News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

New study aims to improve healthcare for pregnant women with multiple health conditions

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The University of Birmingham is leading a new three-year UK-wide study aimed at improving healthcare and outcomes for pregnant women who have two or more active long-term health conditions.
Date:
23 July 2021

Longer interval between the first and second Pfizer vaccine boosts antibody levels and 'helper' T cells

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Description:
A new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham shows both short and long dosing schedules of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine generate strong antibody and T cell immune responses.
Date:
23 July 2021

People with five or more symptoms in first week of infection more likely to develop long COVID

coronavirus
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The presence of more than five symptoms of COVID-19 in the first week of infection is significantly associated with the development of long COVID.
Date:
23 July 2021

Rheumatology Research Group awarded five year EULAR Centre of Excellence Status

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Description:
In July 2021, the University of Birmingham's Rheumatology Research Group (RRG) was awarded five year EULAR Centre of Excellence Status for the second time in a row.
Date:
22 July 2021

Melissa Grant wins Microbiology in Society Award

Description:
Dr Melissa Grant is the winner of The Microbiology Society's 2021 Microbiology in Society Award for her engagement project Beyond Blue Skies Biology.
Date:
19 July 2021

Human waste contaminating urban water leads to 'superbug' spread - study

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Description:
New study shows the contamination of urban water in LMICs is leading to a spread of 'superbugs'.
Date:
15 July 2021

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare

Professor Dan Tennant
Description:
The Universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham have launched a partnership training the next generation of leading researchers the skills required to transform our understanding and treatment of disease.
Date:
13 July 2021

University of Birmingham researcher receives award for outstanding contribution to brain tumour research

John Apps
Description:
A researcher at the University of Birmingham has been named Young Investigator of the Year by the British Neuro-Oncology Society.
Date:
13 July 2021

COVID:19: Scientists condemn government's 'dangerous & unethical COVID-19 experiment'

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Description:
University of Birmingham scientists are among more than 100 experts who have signed a letter published in The Lancet urging the UK Government to reconsider its plans to abandon all COVID-19 restrictions.
Date:
09 July 2021

Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist shares top tips on undertaking research

Shishir Shetty
Description:
Dr Shishir Shetty is a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist and principal investigator in the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research.
Date:
07 July 2021

Launch of the national Congenital Heart Disease Priority Setting Partnership

Mr Nigel Drury
Description:
Today, 29 June 2021, sees the launch of the UK's first national study to identify research priorities for children and adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD).
Date:
29 June 2021

Blood cancer trial sponsored by the University of Birmingham opens for recruitment

Blood cells
Description:
A new clinical trial being sponsored by the University of Birmingham has opened for recruitment aiming to investigate the efficacy of a novel treatment for patients affected by a specific type of blood cancer.
Date:
29 June 2021
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